Instructional Designer

Clearance Level
Instructional Development
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ71102

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

The CDC COVID-19 Activation has created many employment opportunities for those willing to work hard and contribute this amazing national effort! 

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity.

A position for an Instructional Designer is currently available for a highly talented and motivated individual to join our team in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – COVID-19 Activation.  The purpose of this position is as the Instructional Designer supporting critical training of COVID-19 emergency response coordinators.  It is one of five positions on a contracted COVID-19 Training Support Team.

This position is for full-time employment with the ability to earn extra hours in support of this demanding response work.  Initial location is in a telework role due to COVID-19 restrictions and is expected to transition to the Roybal Campus located in Atlanta, Georgia.  This role is 100% at the customer’s location.   

A program has been established and this team will be responsible for conducting training, updating, and improving this program in coordination with both the CDC Division of Emergency Operations (DEO) and response leadership.  Weekly training is the current intent under a DEO initiative called RELAy- Responder Education & Leadership Academy along with ready electronic references.  The current training covers functional role and responsibilities, including the value response coordinators provide to Teams and Task Forces during the COVID-19 Activation. Additional topics include an overview on the response structure, first days as a Response Coordinator, EOMS (Emergency Operations Management System), and best practices to efficiently coordinate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supports the design and development of instructional approaches and/or strategies to meet training requirements.
  • Conducts analysis of training requirements and media requirements.
  • Researches, selects, and secures suitable illustrative or photographic materials for developing visual communications media.
  • Primary designer for instructionally valid training materials in a variety of delivery media to include supporting flow diagrams and storyboards.
  • Utilizes current graphic design technology and software applications to produce graphics and illustrations for use in training, technical publications, marketing materials, websites, and other visual communications media; creation of successful graphic design deliverables.
  • Support the production and execution of virtual learning programs (webinars, web-based training, and virtual conferences), in-person instructor-led training, user guides, faculty training scripts, blogs, and other related resources.
  • Develop in coordination with the Senior Educator, discussion-based case study scenarios, participant handouts, read ahead material, and related ready reference products.
  • Supports the synchronization of task analysis, training hierarchies and requirements, instructional materials, and evaluation plans ensuring integrity of process.
  • Checks CDC standards are met for all training, any clearance of materials is obtained, and products are 508 compliant. 
  • Contributes to training evaluation, analysis, and reporting.
  • Effective training for COVID-19 Activation Emergency Response Coordinators.


  • Bachelor's in related field and 4+ years related experience required, or Master's and 2+ years related experience
  • Must be U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) clearance
  • Expertise in multimedia/web e-learning development to include software packages such as the Adobe Creative Cloud; portfolio demonstrating level of skill sets
  • Must write succinctly and clearly and explain complex situations in plain English to technical and non-technical audiences

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in instructional design is preferred
  • Superior written and verbal skills
  • Strong abilities to develop educational products for in-person and virtual settings
  • Proficiency in instructional design and curriculum support to include the ADDIE Model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate)
  • Experience supporting CDC activation activities

Attributes for Success:

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem solving with strong decision-making capabilities
  • Outstanding instructor; cool under time pressure and flexible
  • Ability to work simultaneous projects with aggressive timelines
  • Anticipates and communicates issues and risks in a timely way
  • Ability to address a diverse set of stakeholders and meet the challenging work requirements of a complex CDC activation
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.